Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th108.4 (17th)248.1 (14th)
Defense15th121.9 (27th)224.9 (7th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
49Acho, Sam OLB6-32609/6/19887Texas
76Adams, Mike (FA) T6-73233/10/19906Ohio State
38Amos, Adrian FS6-02144/29/19933Penn State
 Amukamara, Prince DB6-02026/6/19897Nebraska
 Anderson, Jonathan OLB6-123510/27/19913TCU
35Banks, Johnthan CB6-218510/3/19895Mississippi State
4Barth, Connor K5-112004/11/198610North Carolina
71Becton, Nick (FA) T6-63222/11/19904Virginia Tech
11Bellamy, Josh WR6-02115/18/19893Louisville
 Boggs, Taylor C6-33022/20/19875Humboldt State
 Bouagnon, Joel RB6-22243/28/1994RNorthern Illinois
84Braunecker, Ben TE6-42552/7/19942Harvard
83Braverman, Daniel WR5-101859/28/19931Western Michigan
85Brown, Daniel TE6-52435/26/19923James Madison
74Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329010/22/19932Florida
 Burton, Michael RB6-02472/1/19923Rutgers
26Bush, Deon SS6-02008/14/19932Miami (Fla.)
37Callahan, Bryce CB5-919110/23/19913Rice
25Carey, Ka'Deem RB5-1021510/30/19924Arizona
 Cohen, Tarik RB5-61797/26/1995RNorth Carolina A&T
 Compton, Tom T6-53085/10/19895South Dakota
 Cooper, Marcus DB6-21922/1/19905Rutgers
 Coward, Rashaad DT6-5280//ROld Dominion
 Cruz, Victor WR6-020411/11/19868Massachusetts
 Cunningham, Benny RB5-102177/7/19905Middle Tennessee
6Cutler, Jay (FA) QB6-32314/29/198312Vanderbilt
 Davis, Titus WR6-12001/3/19931Central Michigan
 Demps, Quintin SS5-112106/29/198510Texas-El Paso
 Ekpe, Hendrick LB6-52516/30/1995RMinnesota
94Floyd, Leonard OLB6-32409/8/19922Georgia
50Freeman, Jerrell ILB6-02365/1/19866Mary Hardin-Baylor
23Fuller, Kyle CB5-111902/16/19924Virginia Tech
 Gentry, Tanner WR6-219812/18/1994RWyoming
 Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19895NC State
91Goldman, Eddie NT6-43201/6/19943Florida State
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33038/12/19913Oregon
32Hall, Deiondre' CB6-22015/31/19942Northern Iowa
96Hicks, Akiem DE6-533611/16/19896Regina (Canada)
99Houston, Lamarr OLB6-32746/24/19878Texas
36Houston-Carson, DeAndre FS6-12034/13/19932William & Mary
24Howard, Jordan RB6-022211/2/19942Indiana
 Howard, Jaye DT6-330112/20/19886Florida
 Irving, Isaiah LB6-22256/9/1994RSan Jose State
 Jackson, Eddie DB6-019412/10/1992RAlabama
 Jenkins, John DT6-33597/11/19895Georgia
52Jones, Christian LB6-32512/18/19914Florida State
29Jones-Quartey, Harold SS5-112108/6/19933Findlay
 Joseph, Dieugot T6-62933/21/1994RFlorida International
 Kirsch, Mitchell G6-5295//RJames Madison
64Kush, Eric G6-43139/9/19894California (PA)
44Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-22425/26/19932West Virginia
33Langford, Jeremy RB6-021112/6/19913Michigan State
22LeBlanc, Cre'von CB5-101907/25/19942Florida Atlantic
72Leno Jr., Charles T6-330510/9/19914Boise State
 Lewis-Moore, Kapron DE6-43151/24/19904Notre Dame
75Long, Kyle G6-632012/5/19885Oregon
70Massie, Bobby T6-63208/1/19896Ole Miss
27McManis, Sherrick CB6-119212/19/19878Northwestern
92McPhee, Pernell OLB6-327312/17/19887Mississippi State
81Meredith, Cameron WR6-32079/21/19923Illinois State
86Miller, Zach TE6-524310/4/19848Nebraska-Omaha
 Morgan, Jordan G6-33135/13/1992RKutztown
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42172/22/19914Miami (Fla.)
 Phillips, Andy K5-112095/18/1989RUtah
 Poehls, William T6-833411/27/19911Montana
21Porter, Tracy (FA) CB5-112008/11/198610Indiana
31Prosinski, Chris SS6-12134/28/19877Wyoming
80Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/19923Southern Illinois
 Randle, Rueben WR6-22085/7/19914LSU
 Reynolds, Rashaad CB5-111872/2/19912Oregon State
 Richardson, Cyril G6-534312/27/19902Baylor
47Robertson-Harris, Roy LB6-72687/23/19931Texas-El Paso
19Royal, Eddie (FA) WR5-101905/21/198610Virginia Tech
 Sanchez, Mark QB6-222511/11/19869Southern California
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42422/11/19883Utah State
 Scearce, Alex LB6-3190//RCoastal Carolina
 Shaheen, Adam TE6-627710/24/1994RAshland
8Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/19913South Carolina
 Sims, Dion TE6-42712/18/19915Michigan State
71Sitton, Josh G6-33186/16/198610UCF
 Skuta, Dan LB6-22524/21/19869Grand Valley State
 Sowell, Bradley T6-73096/6/19896Ole Miss
 Stevenson, Freddie RB6-02344/12/1995RFlorida State
14Thompson, Deonte WR6-02052/14/19895Florida
 Timu, John ILB6-02458/27/19923Washington
59Trevathan, Danny ILB6-12393/24/19906Kentucky
 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-32208/20/1994RNorth Carolina
98Unrein, Mitch DE6-42993/25/19877Wyoming
 Webb, B.W. DB5-111905/3/19905William & Mary
 Wheaton, Markus WR5-111892/7/19915Oregon State
13White, Kevin WR6-32166/25/19923West Virginia
65Whitehair, Cody C6-43107/11/19922Kansas State
 Wilson, C.J. DE6-32903/30/19878East Carolina
 Wright, Kendall WR5-1019111/12/19896Baylor
97Young, Willie OLB6-42589/19/19858NC State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Chicago6-5314.26-3310.026.02132
 
 
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Position Listing
Cre'von LeBlanc
News
LeBlanc intercepted a pass and recorded two tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with two picks, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and 44 tackles,.

LeBlanc ended his rookie campaign by picking off a pair of passes over his last three contests, and although those were his only picks of the year, the strong finish provides optimism that he could be a big part of the Bears defense as he enters the second year of a three-year contract in 2017. Although he'll likely go undrafted in many IDP leagues, he could emerge as a sneaky option if he has a strong training camp.

Kyle Long
News
Long (ankle) is recovering well but remains uncertain to be ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. "[Long] did some explosion work this past week," head coach John Fox said Friday. "He's right on target. We still have some time after this [minicamp] is over - six to seven weeks. It'll be touch-and-go whether he's ready for the first day of training camp or maybe early on in camp. But he's doing well."

Long had surgery late last season to repair ligaments in his right ankle that were torn in Week 10 against the Bucs. Although he's missed out on quality practice time this offseason, Long has still been involved in team meetings and has spent his off time sharpening the mental aspects of his game. When declared healthy, the three-time Pro Bowler should have no problem sliding right back into the starting lineup, whether that's at the start of training camp or a week or two into it.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Johnthan Banks
News
Banks signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Saturday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The 27-year-old bounced around last season, playing with three different teams overall. He finished the season with the Bears and has now re-upped with them for one more season. The recent signing of Prince Amukamara likely negates any chance Banks had at landing a starting role in the secondary. However, he could add value as a special teamer.

Willie Young
News
Young (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Although it wasn't confirmed, the assumption is that Young's absence is related to his rehab progress. Young is coming off minor knee surgery and it looks as if the Bears plan to ease him back into action rather than rush him before he's 100 percent healed.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Benny Cunningham
News
Cunningham (neck) signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cunningham spent the first four seasons of his career with the Rams mainly as a passing-down back and kickoff returner. His 2016 campaign was ultimately cut short due to a neck injury in Week 14. The Middle Tennessee State product figures to have an opportunity to secure a pass-catching role beside Jordan Howard, as well as a kick return role.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Andy Phillips
No Updates
Rashaad Reynolds
No Updates
DeAndre Houston-Carson
News
Houston-Carson suffered a neck injury in Thursday's preseason game, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The severity of the injury isn't clear, but it sounds like he could be sidelined awhile.

Markus Wheaton
News
Wheaton (shoulder) has an opportunity to start this season, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears added several veteran wideouts this offseason in order to try and replace Alshon Jeffery. While Kevin White and Cameron Meredith (thumb) are slated to be the starters, injury history has haunted the Bears' receiving corps the past few years, which could lead to Wheaton's opportunity. He'll be competing with Victor Cruz and Kendall Wright for reps, but Wheaton's superior ability on the outside compared to the other two wideouts could set the 26-year-old apart from the crowd. However, he'll first have to make a full recovery from shoulder surgery.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rueben Randle
News
Randle was signed to a reserve/futures contract with the Bears, according to the team's website.

After playing four seasons with the Giants, Randle signed with the Eagles before the 2016 campaign, but was cut before the regular season. Although he posted 17 touchdowns and 2,347 yards over his final three seasons in New York, it was telling that he was unable to earn a roster spot on a team that desperately needed wide receiver help. However, this is a very low-risk move for the Bears, and he should be given a chance to compete for a roster spot in 2017, but after not playing during the 2016 season, he'll be facing tough odds to make the regular season roster.

Mitch Unrein
News
Unrein posted a pair of stops in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Vikings, and he posted a sack and 26 tackles in 13 games on the year.

Unrein was a regular on the field at defensive end for the Bears, but his inability to compile numbers has made him nearly invisible as a fantasy option, as he averaged two tackles per contest. He's under contract with the Bears next season, though he'll need to show significant improvement to become a viable option in IDP leagues.

Jerrell Freeman
News
Freeman tallied 10 tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he finished the year with 110 tackles in 12 games played.

In a season in which he lost four games to his suspension, Freeman finished the season strong by posting at least nine tackles in each of his last four games. He'll enter the second year of a four-year contract with the Bears in 2017, and he should continue to produce excellent tackle numbers, making him an elite IDP option at inside linebacker

Rashaad Coward
No Updates
Eddie Royal
News
Royal (toe) was released by the Bears on Thursday.

Royal's release has been anticipated for some time after it was reported in March that the team was waiting to release him until he could pass a physical. It's likely that he's nearly recovered from his December toe surgery, which is why he was finally let go. The veteran wideout will turn 31 later this month and likely still has enough in the tank to be a contributor for another club.

Connor Barth
News
Barth signed a one-year contract extension with the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Barth will remain in Chicago for a second season after converting 18 of 23 field-goal attempts (78.3 percent) and 31 of 32 extra-point attempts last year.

Leonard Floyd
News
Floyd, who sat out 2016's regular season finale due to a concussion, dealt with lingering effects well into February, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Floyd wasn't able to begin working out for nearly two months after his 2016 campaign ended due to lasting concussion symptoms. The Bears' 2016 first-round pick has now endured two severe concussions, but feels better at this point in the offseason and has been working on his tackling form. He'll look to take a big step during his sophomore campaign after notching 33 tackles and seven sacks as a rookie.

Lamarr Houston
News
Houston (knee - ACL) is on schedule in his recovery, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Houston lasted until Week 2 last season before tearing his ACL for the second time in three years -- but this time it was in his left knee and not his right. Despite participating in the Bears' OTAs this spring, the 2010 second-rounder hesitated to say whether he's returned to full strength. Thus, it seems like he's not quite there yet, but it doesn't seem like it will take much longer either.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Charles Leno Jr.
No Updates
Victor Cruz
News
Cruz signed with the Bears on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After missing the majority of the 2015 season, Cruz maintained his health last year, recording 39 receptions for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. The drop in production paired with a $9.4 million salary was enough for the Giants to part ways with the 30-year-old back in February. Now headed to Chicago, Cruz will look to standout in a group of mediocre receivers that lacks a true No. 1 target. He'll be competing with new additions Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton for a spot behind Kevin White (leg) and Cameron Meredith on the depth chart.

Tanner Gentry
No Updates
Sherrick McManis
News
McManis (hamstring) is active for Chicago's Week 5 game against the Colts, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

McManis played through his hamstring injury last week and was expected to this week. His main role will likely be on special teams once again.

John Timu
News
Timu led the Bears with eight tackles in the team's Week 17 loss to the Lions.

Timu ascended into the starting lineup over the final three games of the season and was able to make the most of the opportunity, recording 23 tackles. While Shea McClellin looks like a strong candidate to return as a starter at one of the middle linebacker spots in 2016, the remaining spot could be up for grabs between Timu, Christian Jones, and any other candidates the front office may elect to bring in this offseason.

Mike Adams
Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Danny Trevathan
News
Trevathan (knee) will be 'cutting it close' in regard to being ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Trevathan, who ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee late last November, has seemingly been questionable for the start of training camp all along. It isn't clear if he remains a candidate to open the season on the PUP list -- which would sideline him for the season's first six weeks -- but since it sounds like he has some sort of chance to be ready for the start of training camp, that's probably not a concern anymore.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
William Poehls
No Updates
Jonathan Anderson
News
Anderson was signed by the Bears on Wednesday.

Anderson appeared in three games with the Bears earlier this season before being released, but he'll return to the team with plans for him to provide depth at inside linebacker and on special teams.

Ka'Deem Carey
News
Carey was a healthy scratch for the final two games of the season, and ended the campaign with 32 carries for 126 yards while catching five passes for 55 yards

Carey rushed for 3.9 yards per carry on the year, and once Jordan Howard emerged as a rising star, Carey touched the football just 11 times over his last seven games before being deactivated for the final two games of the season. During Weeks 16 and 17, Jeremy Langford saw 21 touches in the two games, though he rushed for just 2.7 yards per carry during that time. Carey's under contract next year, and he'll likely be given a chance to compete for a backup role behind Howard, but based on his 2016 performance, he'll need to significantly improve over the off-season to be considered as a fantasy factor.

Cyril Richardson
No Updates
Mitchell Kirsch
No Updates
Jordan Howard
News
Howard underwent offseason eye surgery, Terrin Waack of The Chicago Tribune reports.

As a result of the surgery, Howard claims he now has 20/20 vision. The running back is yearning to be a bigger part of the passing attack moving forward and one would think that any upgraded clarity could only aid his ability to snag passes out of the backfield. However, the Bears' offseason acquisitions of Benny Cunningham and Tarik Cohen -- both of whom are pass-catching specialists -- suggests that Chicago management might actually be looking to lessen Howard's workload in that area of the game. Plus, the fact of the matter is that the 2016 fifth-rounder was actually pretty involved as a receiver last season when considering he finished fourth on the team with 50 targets. The silver lining is that Howard won't actually need to see more work to improve his receiving totals so long as he improves upon his underwhelming 58 percent catch rate.

Adam Shaheen
News
At 6-foot-6, 278 pounds, Shaheen was drafted as a receiving tight end, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Shaheen faces a a steep challenge as he tries to turn his Division II production -- he caught 57 passes for 867 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2016 -- into relevance at the professional level. The Bears liked his ability to haul in 50-50 balls in the red zone in addition to his ability to plow over defenders. As the rookie develops, Zach Miller should hold onto the role as the team's receiving tight end, but Shaheen definitely has the tools to eventually become a productive receiver.

Michael Burton
News
Burton was claimed off waivers by the Bears on Wednesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Burton, who was waived by the Lions on Tuesday, brings size to a Bears backfield that includes Jordan Howard and then a whole bunch of change-of-pace type backs. However, he's received just four carries throughout his first two years in the league and will likely need to earn his keep on special teams in order to make the team.

Tom Compton
No Updates
Joel Bouagnon
No Updates
Kendall Wright
News
Wright signed a one-year deal worth up to $4 million Saturday with the Bears, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Wright is the latest wide receiver to sign with the Bears, whose receiving corps is currently being revamped after the departure of Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles. Wright is coming off a poor season in Tennessee where he essentially played himself out of the lineup and finished with a career-low 29 catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Wright will have the opportunity early on to prove he's a capable wide receiver while competing with newcomer Markus Wheaton for a shot at potentially being the team's third wideout behind Cameron Meredith and Kevin White (fibula).

Jaye Howard
News
Howard (hip) expects to be fully cleared before the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Howard underwent offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his hip, which was the injury that sidelined him for the final eight games of the 2016 season. Since he was healthy enough to participate in OTAs in May and June, it is completely believable that he'll be ready for training camp in late July.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Eric Kush
No Updates
B.W. Webb
News
Webb agreed to terms on a deal with the Bears on Wednesday, his agent Sunny Shah reports.

Webb has played for four teams in as many seasons and the Bears will now mark his fifth. The journeyman played in 14 games for the Saints last season, including eight starts, and finished the 2016 season with 28 tackles and one interception. He likely isn't guaranteed a roster spot considering Chicago currently has 12 other cornerbacks under contract.

Jay Cutler
News
Cutler (shoulder) has been hired by FOX Sports to broadcast NFL games this season, Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports.

Cutler follows in the path of Tony Romo, eschewing the opportunity to continue his playing career in order to move into the broadcast booth. According to a statement released by Cutler, who parted ways with the Bears in March after requiring surgery to repair a torn labrum, he's in between being physically forced to leave the NFL and losing the desire required to remain successful in the league, thus explaining his decision to pursue a new career. Although the 34-year-old hasn't officially retired, Cutler's departure from the playing field comes after he was selected to one Pro Bowl in 11 seasons -- the last eight of which he spent in Chicago, where he became the Bears' franchise leader in completions, passing yards and touchdown passes.

Akiem Hicks
News
Hicks recorded one tackle in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with seven sacks, two forced fumbles and 53 tackles.

Hicks certainly rewarded the Bears with a very solid season after they signed him to a two-year deal last off-season, as he had registered 9.5 sacks over his previous five seasons before having the best season of his career in 2016. Since his seven sacks were recorded over five different games, he was a very inconsistent IDP option, though he had excellent upside. It's reasonable to expect that the 27-year-old can at least match his production in his second year with the Bears in 2017.

Freddie Stevenson
No Updates
Prince Amukamara
News
Amukamara inked a one-year deal with the Bears on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

The 27-year-old heads to Chicago after a 2016 campaign in which he logged 49 tackles in 14 games (including 12 starts) with the Jaguars. He figures to compete for a starting role with fellow veteran Tracy Porter and third-year man Kyle Fuller (knee). Amukamara's biggest issue throughout his career has been his health, as he has never played a full season during his six years in the league.

Ben Braunecker
News
Braunecker finished his rookie season with four receptions for 41 yards while being targeted in just three games.

Even though the Bears lost Zach Miller to injury in Week 11, Dan Brown took over as the primary receiving option at tight end while Braunecker saw very limited opportunity as a receiver. On the season, he caught four of six targets with a long reception of 14 yards. He's under contract with the team for one more year, and is often the case with young tight ends, he certainly could see improvement, so it's possible that he could eventually emerge into a viable fantasy option.

Mike Glennon
News
Bears general manager Ryan Pace said No. 2 overall selection Mitch Trubisky will not push Glennon for the starting job out of the gate, Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune report. "Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback," said Pace. "There's no quarterback competition when Mitch gets here. Glennon is our starting quarterback. We'll focus on Mitch's development and Mike Glennon winning games for the Chicago Bears."

While this sentiment perhaps could change if Trubisky impresses during training camp and the preseason, it does make sense that the Bears want him to spend a year waiting in the wings, as he only started 13 games at the University of North Carolina. Chicago also made a significant investment this offseason in Glennon, who signed a three-year, $45 million contract that includes $18.5 million guaranteed. The team seemingly hopes to keep Trubisky on the bench for his entire rookie campaign, but the plan could change in a hurry if Glennon struggles early in the season and it becomes clear the Bears don't have any shot of making the playoffs.

Deiondre' Hall
News
Hall was arrested Saturday night after a disturbance at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Hall was accompanied by a former teammate at Northern Iowa in Packers CB Makinton Dorleant and ultimately charged with three misdemeanor counts for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and interference. We'll wait and see if the league decides to dish out a punishment.

Mitchell Trubisky
News
The Bears selected Trubisky in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, second overall.

The Bears traded up from the third pick, paying to switch picks with the 49ers. It's arguably a strange move generally, but particularly difficult to rationalize after signing Mike Glennon for $15 million per year over three years, all but naming Glennon the starter in the process. Trubisky (6-foot-2, 222 pounds) was a one-year starter in a system that didn't ask him to make NFL-type reads, but he is a superb athlete with a good arm who has the raw tools to develop into a standout starter in the NFL. After throwing for 3,748 yards (8.4 YPA), 30 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2016, Trubisky will evidently sit for a while before the Bears hand him the keys to their starting role. When he does see the field, Trubisky's standout rushing skills could give him a decent floor even as he develops as a passer.

Roy Robertson-Harris
Injury
Illness - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Alex Scearce
No Updates
Daniel Brown
News
Brown signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Monday.

Brown became the primary receiving tight end for the Bears last season after Zach Miller (foot) went down in Week 11 and ultimately finished the season with 16 receptions for 124 yards and a score. With Miller slated to return in 2017, Brown will most certainly revert back to a depth role.

Kyle Fuller
News
Fuller (knee) is back to full strength, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

A routine preseason arthroscopic knee surgery ultimately kept Fuller on the sidelines for the entire 2016 season and likely factored into the team's decision to decline his fifth-year option as well. Despite returning to full health, the 2014 first-rounder is not considered a "lock" to make the final roster ahead of Week 1 and is reportedly behind both Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper on the depth chart.

Taylor Boggs
No Updates
Harold Jones-Quartey
News
Jones-Quartey posted seven stops in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, to give him 78 tackles and one interception on the season.

Jones-Quartey ended the season on a high note, as he recorded at least six tackles in four of his last five games, but on the year he averaged fewer than five stops per contest. He'll enter 2017 in the second of a three-year contract, but unless he can increase his ability to make big plays, he'll continue to be a marginal IDP option.

Jonathan Bullard
News
Bullard (shoulder) will play in Chicago's Week 5 contest against Indianapolis, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

Bullard practiced all week, albeit in a limited fashion. Cornelius Washington may see some extra snaps if Bullard is at all limited.

Adrian Amos
News
Amos recorded three tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 65 tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games.

After impressing as a rookie in 2015, when he posted 67 tackles and one sack, he produced at an almost identical level in 2016. He's still under contract for two more years, and there's still time for him to improve upon his numbers, but unless he shows more playmaking ability, he'll continue to be an uninspiring IDP option at safety.

MyCole Pruitt
News
The Bears claimed Pruitt off the Vikings' practice squad Tuesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

After a rookie season in which he started three games and appeared in all 16, Pruitt wasn't utilized nearly as much during the 2016 campaign, earning active status twice before landing on Minnesota's practice squad during Week 10 prep. He'll serve as tight end depth in a receiving corps without the likes of Zach Miller (foot) and Kevin White (fibula).

Marcus Cooper
News
Cooper signed a three-year deal with the Bears on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

The Bears have been aggressively rebuilding their secondary to this point in free agency, inking Prince Amukamara and Cooper. As a member of the Cardinals in 2016, Cooper racked up 69 tackles and four interceptions in 15 games. He figures to compete for a starting spot opposite Amukamara.

Kapron Lewis-Moore
News
The Bears have signed Lewis-Moore to a reserve/future contract.

Lewis-Moore saw action in five games with the Ravens in 2015 but didn't play at all this year. In 2017 he'll look to catch on as a depth player along what was an injury riddled Bears defensive line.

Zach Miller
News
Bears coach John Fox suggested Miller (foot) is tentatively expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports. "As far as Danny, Zach Miller ... they're going to cut it close for training camp, but right now they're right on target and that's kind of what we expected all offseason," said Fox.

Miller missed the entire offseason program while recovering from a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot, the same injury that wiped out his 2014 campaign. He came on strong late in the 2015 season and carried the momentum into 2016 with 47 catches in 10 games, but even if he's healthy for the start of training camp, the 32-year-old Miller could face serious competition for snaps and targets from free-agent addition Dion Sims and second-round draft pick Adam Shaheen. The Bears also improved their depth at wide receiver, suggesting targets will be spread around between a number of players in an offense that hopes to lean heavily on running back Jordan Howard. Between his injury and the makeup of Chicago's 2017 roster, Miller faces a difficult path to reprising the fantasy utility he had from late 2015 to mid-2016.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cameron Meredith
News
Head coach John Fox said Tuesday that Meredith (thumb) will likely be healthy by training camp, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Fox also noted the thumb in question, stating the ligament injury in Meredith's left thumb is "fixable." While Meredith was able to get in some work with quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky in the first half of the offseason program, the wideout nonetheless joined fellow wideouts Kevin White (leg) and Markus Wheaton (shoulder) in the recovery room. The Bears' expected top trio at wide receiver, Meredith, White and Wheaton will wait to show their wares until training camp.

Injury
Thumb - Questionable for the start of training camp
Hroniss Grasu
News
Grasu (knee) is now healthy after tearing his ACL last summer, H. Rick Bamman of The Dispatch reports.

Grasu tore his ACL in training camp last summer and spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve. He was a limited participant in OTAs this spring but said he'll be "120 percent" by the start of training camp.

Jordan Morgan
No Updates
Chris Prosinski
News
Prosinski re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Prosinski is a special teams stalwart, having racked up 56 tackles for the Bears the last two seasons. However, the soon-to-be 30-year-old slots in at the bottom of the depth chart at safety and isn't guaranteed a spot on the team.

Josh Bellamy
News
Bellamy, an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Bears on Monday.

Last season, Bellamy caught 19 passes for a career-high 282 receiving yards and even tacked on four rushing attempts, the first time he's been utilized as a rusher throughout his professional career. It isn't clear if the Bears envision Bellamy as a gadget type of player moving forward, but becoming a more versatile player can only help him move up the depth chart.

Christian Jones
News
Jones re-signed with the Bears on a one-year deal Saturday.

The third-year linebacker took a sizeable step back in production during 2016 following the club's signings of Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan, notching just 15 tackles (nine solo) on the campaign. Trevathan (knee) could begin 2017 on the PUP list, potentially opening a starting spot early in the season for Jones once again.

Dieugot Joseph
No Updates
C.J. Wilson
News
Wilson re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wilson appeared in six games for the Bears last season, starting one of them and tallying 13 tackles along the way. He isn't guaranteed a roster spot and will need to compete for a rotational role at defensive end ahead of the 2017 campaign.

Cody Whitehair
No Updates
Tarik Cohen
News
The Bears drafted Cohen based on his potential to become a change-of-pace back, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribue reports.

After investing the 119th overall pick in the 2017 draft to select Cohen, it's clear the team values the overall package of his speed, agility and potential to become a change-of-pace back. Although he's just 5-foot-6, he ran the third-fastest 40-yard dash time among this year's draft class of running backs with a 4.42 mark. Going into his rookie season, his primary competition in terms of competing for passing-down work will come from Jeremy Langford and Bennie Cunningham.

Patrick Scales
No Updates
Nick Kwiatkoski
News
Kwiatkoski recorded four stops in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 44 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Kwiatkoski found his way into the starting lineup once the team lost Danny Trevathan to injury, and while Jerrell Freeman was serving a four-game suspension, and he posted at least seven tackles in three of his last five games. Although he performed admirably in his rookie season, he'll struggle to earn regular playing time with Freeman and Trevathan under contract in 2017.

Sam Acho
News
Acho was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Bears on Saturday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Acho has spent the past two seasons in Chicago where he has notched 66 tackles (48 solo), one sack, and two forced fumbles in 31 games following a four-year stint with the Cardinals. He figures to once again provide depth for the Bears' linebacker unit, while Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd, and Lamarr Houston figure to compete for the starting roles on the outside.

Jeremy Langford
News
Langford will face competition for passing-down work from free-agent signing Benny Cunningham, ESPN's Mike Clay reports.

Langford opened last season as Chicago's three-down workhorse, but he clearly wasn't up to the task even before he hurt his ankle in Week 3. Rookie standout Jordan Howard emerged as the team's workhorse shortly thereafter, relegating Langford to a chance-of-pace role upon his return from injury. The 2015 fourth-round selection doesn't offer much in terms of power or elusiveness, but he should at least have a shot to compete with Cunningham for a role spelling Howard on passing downs. Howard is a decent pass catcher in his own right, which means such a job probably wouldn't lead to much fantasy utility. Langford may have to earn his roster spot in training camp.

Nick Becton
Injury
Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Isaiah Irving
No Updates
Mark Sanchez
News
Sanchez injured his knee in OTAs Tuesday but is expected back by training camp, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The injury is reportedly nothing major, but it will keep Connor Shaw on the roster for now, after it was rumored he was released earlier this morning. Look for more updates to come once training camp rolls around. With the rumors of Shaw's release, it appears the Bears have solidified their quarterback depth chart, comprised of Sanchez, Mike Glennon and rookie Mitchell Trubisky. However, that could change if Sanchez's knee continues to be an issue.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Eddie Jackson
News
Jackson was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 112th overall.

The former Alabama safety suffered a broken leg in his senior season, which caused him to miss the final seven games of the season. When healthy, Jackson had some issues in coverage and he was occasionally iffy in terms of tackling in open space. Still, Jackson comes from a strong background as a leader in the back end of the Alabama defense for his final three seasons. He'll likely see the field primarily as a special teamer early in his career and he'll add depth at free safety behind Adrian Amos.

Kevin White
News
White (leg) is running at full speed, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.

White had been working his way back from a fractured fibula he suffered in Week 4 of last season, an injury that was unrelated to the fractured tibia that nullified his rookie season despite the fact it occurred to the same leg. While he needed to re-teach his body to run with proper alignment and technique as part of his rehab and was still out of commission when the Bears opened OTAs in May, White looks to have made it back for the majority of the offseason practices that Chicago has held thus far and has been impressing onlookers with his change of direction. Look for the West Virginia product to open training camp without any limitations now that he appears to be back to normal.

Titus Davis
No Updates
Josh Sitton
News
Sitton (chest) isn't certain to be ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

It's possible the Bears are simply being cautious with Sitton, who's been sitting out of offseason practices the past month due to an unspecified chest injury. Don't expect the team to take the training wheels off its veteran lineman until management is certain he's returned to full strength, even if that means missing out of the beginning portion of training camp.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tracy Porter
News
Porter was waived by the Bears on Monday.

Porter started 28 of his 30 games played after joining the Bears in 2015, combining to accumulate 83 tackles, 21 pass deflections, and three interceptions over that span. Last year, the veteran battled through knee pain to feature in all 16 games, playing a prominent role in Kyle Fuller's (knee) season-long absence. With Chicago currently boasting over 10 cornerbacks on its roster ahead of the draft, however, the team has opted to cut bait with Porter, who will now look to latch on as a depth contributor elsewhere.

Eddie Goldman
News
Goldman is doing extra work to strengthen his ankle this offseason in an effort to avoid another injury, Mark Potash of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Goldman hurt his ankle in Week 2 and then missed the next six games before returning in Week 10. He then missed out on Week 11 with the same ankle problem but then played the next three games only to land on injured reserve in Week 15 with a repeat injury. The 2015 second-rounder ultimately missed a total of 10 games in 2016, after losing out on three during his rookie season. While it's encouraging that he's going the extra mile to avoid further setbacks, injuries are simply a matter of chance and there's no guarantee he'll log his first 16-game season in 2017.

Bryce Callahan
News
Callahan (hamstring) signed his exclusive rights one-year tender with Chicago, Matt Eurich of CBS Sports reports.

Callahan played in only 11 games in 2016 but he recorded 32 tackles and five passes defensed as a depth corner. He'll likely be a backup corner once again in 2017, but he could see an increased role with the defense in what will be his third NFL season.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Quintin Demps
News
Demps (hamstring) has signed a three-year contract with the Bears at an average salary of $4.5 million per season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Demps was a special teams specialist early in his career until breaking out as a playmaker in the secondary over the last four years, when he generated 18 takeaways. He's coming off a career-year in which he intercepted six passes in 2016, and he'll likely be paired up as a starting safety with Adrian Amos. He's looking like an upside pick at the safety position in IDP leagues.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
John Jenkins
News
Jenkins has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Jenkins split last season between New Orleans and Seattle, recording 13 tackles in nine games. He only has 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his four-year career, but at 350-plus pounds, he could be of use to Chicago's run defense in a depth role.

Pat O'Donnell
No Updates
Dion Sims
News
Sims agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with the Bears on Thursday that includes $10 million in guaranteed money, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.

Sims may not have the blocking ability that the recently departed Logan Paulsen possesses, but he has a more dynamic skill set that will give the Bears one of the more dangerous tight end tandems in the league. He also provides a strong insurance policy for Zach Miller, who has missed 19 total games over the past three seasons. Sims is coming off his best professional season in Miami, snagging 26 of 35 targets for 256 yards and four touchdowns.

Bradley Sowell
No Updates
Pernell McPhee
News
McPhee lost weight in the offseason in an attempt to take some pressure off his knees, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

McPhee spent the first six weeks of the 2016 season on the physically unable to perform list due to a knee injury, and when he returned he appeared to be playing at a heavier weight than when he first arrived in Chicago the year before. It isn't clear if McPhee simply returned to somewhere around his roster weight of 273 pounds or if he was able to get even lighter, but any weight loss in general should mean good things for McPhee in terms of staying healthy and improving upon his 2016 numbers of 16 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble.

Bobby Massie
No Updates
Connor Shaw
News
Shaw (lower leg), who was reportedly waived earlier on Tuesday, will actually remain with the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The reason for the Bears change of heart stems from a left knee injury suffered by Mark Sanchez in OTAs Tuesday. Sanchez is expected to return for training camp, but until then Shaw will be bumped up to the No. 3 option on the depth chart. Unless Sanchez's injury worsens or Shaw can win over the approval of the coaching staff in the next week, it appears as if the 25-year-old's release will be impending.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Deonte Thompson
News
Thompson re-signed with the Bears on Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 28-year-old served primarily as a kick return specialist for the Bears last season but still managed to record 22 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns through 16 games last season. Thompson's breakout performance came Week 15 against the Packers, during which he hauled in eight passes for 110 yards. Look for him to compete for the starting kick return position this offseason.

Dan Skuta
News
Skuta signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Monday.

Skuta inked a lucrative five-year, $20.5 million deal with the Jaguars back in 2015 but was released last month after posting just 18 tackles in 13 games last season. In joining the Bears, the 31-year-old is reunited with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who previously coached Skuta with the 49ers.

Daniel Braverman
News
Braverman was targeted twice, but failed to record a reception in three games played during the 2016 season.

Braverman was a seventh-round draft choice by the Bears in 2016, and he's still considered a developmental project. He's under contract for one more season, and he'll continue to compete for a roster spot and role on the team as a slot receiver.

Hendrick Ekpe
No Updates
Deon Bush
News
Bush (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bush was a limited participant in Friday's practice session, but ultimately wasn't up to the task for the team's final contest of the season. Harold Jones-Quartey should start at strong safety Sunday, with Demontre Hurst potentially subbing in if needed.

 

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